Husband Death Poem

Searching For You Now That You're Gone

In 1970, I moved to Milwaukee to finish my undergraduate work. Coming from a small city, I was lost in the vastness of big city life. I knew virtually no one and by chance heard on the radio about a dating service. With hesitancy, I signed up. After having gone out with various gentlemen, on a particular first date a night in September 1971, Cupid struck. The minute I laid eyes on Jim, I knew I would marry him. On September. 1, 2018, after 46 years of marriage, I lost the love of my life.

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Thank you so much for your words. My late husband, Casey, was the one who could write poetry and play the guitar. I find myself trying to come up with words to describe my pain. People think...

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Stillness

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Published: October 2018

Eternal lights flicker
In a distant sky.
Where have you gone;
Why did you die?

When I first saw you,
You stole my heart,
And until this awful day,
We have never been apart.

I look to the heavens,
Hoping to see you anew.
Where have you gone?
I'm searching for you.

My painful cries
Fill the dark of night.
I need your arms
To hold me tight.

Where have you gone?
Show me the place
So I can once again see
The smile on your face.

We met life's challenges
And somehow made it through.
But how do I do it
Alone without you?

I know you are in my heart,
But I long to see your face.
Memories of yesterday
Leave only a trace.

There's emptiness now
That nothing can fill.
I so need to find you
So I, too, can be still.

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  • Natasha Lehtinen by Natasha Lehtinen
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Thank you so much for your words. My late husband, Casey, was the one who could write poetry and play the guitar. I find myself trying to come up with words to describe my pain. People think they can understand, but they don't. Casey was a cancer survivor for 20 years and on October 12, 2016, we found out that what he thought was a "bug" of some sorts was actually Leukemia. The same cancer he fought when he was 12 years old. This time in a more aggressive and faster paced form. He fought so hard and after a year and a half, it claimed his life. 33 years old.; Thirteen years of marriage and three children are what he left behind. Oh, if I could see his face, that smile, that laugh, the look in his eyes of love. If only...

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